Training of famous runners

Training of famous runners

"I ran my first sub-4 mile in 1977 and since then have run 136 more. Nobody has run as many sub-4’s as I have.” -  Steve Scott Free Sources: Steve Scott & Marc Bloom, Steve Scott the Miler Macmillan (1997) Tony Benson and Irv Ray, Run with the Best (2001). Steve Scott...
The Training of Steve Cram © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "Despite what some coaches might say, the majority of past successes were built on a sound endurance background forged by most on the mud and hills of strength-building cross-country events. Bypass this as an integral part of a competitive...
The Training of Benita Willis - Australia’s Greatest Female Distance Runner Article snippet  Benita Willis is, without doubt, Australia’s greatest female distance runner. A three-time National Champion in the 5,000m, Willis currently holds six national records from distances ranging from the 3,000m to the marathon. In 2004 Willis achieved what is...
“I wasn’t particularly quick over 400m, running only 48.9 for 400m but I could run 1:44 for 800m. It was strength that I had. People try and make things so complicated now – but it’s so basic – you just have to put on a pair of running shoes...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe When I first started to take running seriously, I read a book (borrowed from my school library), which would have a profound effect on my running and life during my formative years. The book: ‘How to become a Champion’ by Percy Cerutty, was truly...
Steve Moneghetti is one of Australia’s greatest marathoners. World championships bronze medallist in Athens in 1997, fifth in an Olympic marathon, a personal best of 2:08.16, major marathon wins in Berlin and Tokyo plus a string of high placings. Moneghetti’s career highlight had to be his bronze medal in the...
The below interview is thanks to Neil MacDonald, who caught up with Dick Telford in January 2003.  With Neil’s permission, the interview has been restored so that today’s generation can appreciate and learn from one of Australia’s greatest ever coaches. Neil MacDonald managed the Geelong Region Cross Country team from 2000-2007. DICK...
Steve Ovett
Training of Famous Runners - Steve Ovett Runner’s Tribe, December 2016. 1980 800m Olympic champion, Steve Ovett will go down in history as one of Britain’s best ever middle distance runners. Whether you remember Ovett for his duals with Sebastian Coe, his amazing finishing kick, or his famed show-boating; Ovett is...
Lasse Viren: Legends of Athletics Key Sessions 50 x 100 meters all-out By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe Quietly spoken and introverted off the track, Lasse Viren turned into a mighty warrior on it, becoming one of the most successful Olympians of all-time. A dual 5000m, 10,000m gold medallist in both the 1972...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. “The marathon was what it was all about in those days.” – Pat Carroll Profile Coaches: Pat Clohessy, Dick Telford Date of birth: 17 August 1961 Personal Bests 1500m: 3:39.03 3000m: 7:47.66 5000m: 13:25.49 10,000m: 28:30.55 10,000m road: 28:00 Half marathon: 61:11 Marathon: 2:09.39 Career...
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